PSA and ISI Honor Riedell With Two Awards
Riedell Skates has been honored by figure skating’s top organization for its significant contributions to the sport. The 2009 F. Ritter Shumway Award from the Professional Skaters Association (PSA) was bestowed on Riedell for unending dedication and significant contribution to the world of figure skating. Riedell was nominated and chosen by members of the PSA.
First Organization to be Recognized
Riedell was presented a bronze sculpture called the “EDI” (pronounced Eddy) a symbol of education and dedication, and tribute to Edi Scholdan, a world and Olympic coach who was also the first president of the PSA. Past recipients of the F. Ritter Shumway award include Scott Hamilton, Richard Dwyer, Charles Shultz, Tom Collins, Dick Button and Barbara Ann Scott. Riedell is the first organization to receive the award.
“Riedell is honored to be counted among the skating greats with such a prestigious award. We are especially proud to be the first organization to receive this recognition,” says Bob Riegelman, president of Riedell Skates.
50 Years of Contribution
Riedell was also recently presented with the Ice Skating Institute (ISI) Administrative Membership Award for more than 50 years of contribution to the ice skating industry and its charter membership. “This acknowledgment is particularly meaningful because of the legacy of the Riedell family—which began with our grandparents and is now on its third generation,” Riegelman explains. “We look forward to an exciting future with ISI.”